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Timbavati Nature Reserve

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The Timbavati Game Reserve is located to the north of the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve on the western edge of Kruger National Park.

The nature reserve comprises of over 53000 hectares of private land adjoining the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve.

In recent years, the fences separating Timbavati, private game park, from the Kruger National Park were dropped, thus forming a pristine wilderness area of approximately four million hectares. The reserve offers a selection of Luxury Safari Lodges and Tented Camps.

When the White Lions of the Timbavati were discovered in the mid-1970s, they became the subject of much interest and debate.

The story of the "White Lions of the Timbavati" has been told by several people, most notable of whom was Mr. Chris McBride, who published two books about the phenomenon: 'The White Lions of the Timbavati' and 'Operation White Lion'.

The Reserve was established in 1956 by like-minded game farmers with the creation of the Timbavati Association.

The association has 50 members and covers 53,392 hectares (533.92 km2)Timbavati is part of Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR) and the fences separating Timbavati from the other member reserves in the APNR and from the Kruger National Park has been removed.

Wildlife, including lion, elephant, cheetah and other species roam freely between the these reserves.

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